Questions tagged [rfkill]

RFKill is a subsystem in the Linux kernel that provides an interface through which radio transmitters in a computer system can be queried, activated, and deactivated.

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Ubuntu setting rfkill state requires privileges

In the last update of Ubuntu, all the users who are not admin, are having a popup on login with the message setting rfkill state requires privileges and further requesting the admin password.
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Very slow boot due to rfkill - How to disable rfkill?

Ubuntu 20.04; dmesg shows that rfkill calls are taking about 26s of boot time: [ 10.111972] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): enp0s25: link becomes ready [ 16.059851] rfkill: input handler disabled [ ...
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Airplane hardlocked and rfkill do not work on lenovo thinkpad

I have a problem with my airplane mode that refuses to turn off even when I use rfkill. Does anyone have a solution for me? I am using ubuntu 20.04 on a lenovo thinkPad X200 Thank you for your help!
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Rfkill randomly disables wifi

Rfkill disables wifi. It happens often when I run some resource-heavy app like chrome, or randomly (happens about 1 time per 30 mins ~) when computer is not under heavy load. Logs from network manager:...
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How to fix Bluetooth not working permanently?

Every time i put my laptop to sleep or hybernate or sometimes just after restarting it bluetooth stops working and i have to do sudo systemctl start bluetooth rfkill unblock bluetooth and then ...
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I dont see bluetooth in rfkill list in Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to start Bluetooth service in Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed Bluetooth manager and it shows "bluez daemon is not not running, blueman manager cannot continue, probably means there ...
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rfkill block wifi doesn't persist after a reboot

So I'm trying to find a way to permanently disable and enable the wifi adapter on demand. Now most questions regarding this here seem to have the problem of rfkill blocking their wifi by default and ...
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WIFI gets HARD BLOCKED on Ubuntu 20.04.2, HP-15 series

One Fine Day..I don't want to shut down my computer, So, “Suspended” it, When turned on next time , the problem starts, WiFi – Not Turning ON, Its not a detection problem, or Driver not found or any ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop fails at boot with wifi card

I have an issue with starting Ubuntu up. it will crash when booting up and the last line will say: [ OK ] Listening on Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status /dev/rfkill Watch. In which right after the ...
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WHY is wifi enabled then disabled on boot? How can I have it enabled (Pi + 20.04.1)

I installed 20.04 on a Raspberry Pi - just the server version. I then subsequently installed the minimal desktop. I would like my wifi to be enabled on boot up, and have tried a few methods, but just ...
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Inverting network status using rfkill on ubuntu + cinnamon

Im using ubuntu with cinnamon and im tired of not having a bluetooth switch, and having to use rfkill to turn BT off. For now, i use blueman to turn BT on and manage devices and connections, and I use ...
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no Wifi Adapter found , earlier everything was working, not working suddenly wireless lan hard-blocked

I am using Dell Inspiron 15, 3537 ( approx 7 yrs old ) I am having Ubuntu 20 lts. Every thing was fine. My laptop hanged while uploading some large files, in bulky resource eating CHROME. I tried ...
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What does "Closed Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status /dev/rfkill Watch" mean?

For the last few days, the following shows up in Syslog during reboot: Closed Load/Save RF Kill Switch Status /dev/rfkill Watch What does this mean?
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Bluetooth can't find headphones on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Similarly to this question I can't pair my new headphones (Marshall Major III) to my laptop because I can't find the device. I can connect the headphones to my phone (XperiaL1) and my laptop can ...
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How do I remove soft block from USB using terminal command

from my sudo rfkill list i2400m usb.1 1.4 1.0 wiMAX Soft blocked yes Hard blocked no Im trying to download ubuntu 20.04 from another laptop using a tethered port.
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Samsung NP940X5N doesn't boot

I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 at another partition than where a previous Ubuntu 18.04 has installed. But failed to boot, and systemd seems are waiting for the swap partition to be mount. So I just ...
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Bluetooth not working but WiFi is after force shutdown

So I was booting into my Ubuntu machine (dualbooted with Win10) and it was completely frozen. Held power down and forced shutdown to fix it. This worked fine, booted back in and everything was working ...
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Cant switch off airplane mode

I have a problem that I can't turn off the airplane mode. When I typed in a terminal rfkill Block all, then rfkill list all the output is: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes ...
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Unable to search for Bluetooth devices

After I switch on Bluetooth on Ubuntu 18.04, it's not able to search any devices. I ran rfkill list, and all was unblocked. rfkill list all 0: dell-rbtn: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard ...
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What does "rf" mean in "rfkill"?

In Linux there is a program called "rfkill". You can (de)activate radio modules with that. I was interested in the question what "rf" means. But I cant find an explanation. Maybe somebody here knows ...
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Connecting to an Android Hotspot from Ubuntu

I'm unable to connect to my Android hotspot with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 13. With WPA-PSK: Mar 18 08:45:13 ubuntu-laptop NetworkManager[1466]: <info> [1552898713.4625] device (wlp2s0):...
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airplane mode is switching on off continuously (18.04) [duplicate]

I have updated ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. The system has worked properly for one day. After that it started to switching between airplane ✈️ mode on and off continuously.
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WiFi isn't working 18.04

On my 64-bit Ubuntu 18.04 WiFi isn't working - my WiFi networks are not visible to choose from. I got the following result: $ lspci -vq | grep -i wireless -B 1 -A 5 01:00.0 Network controller: ...
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Bluetooth icon disappeared a while ago, then it just won't turn on under any circumstances

The bluetooth icon on the top bar just disappeared nearly a month ago. I tried turning it on through systems settings. But the bluetooth just keeps saying disabled (even though the switch slide bar ...
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Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory

I have accendentily deleted /dev/rfkill file. Now when I run rfkill list. It gives me this error. How to restore the rfkill. ?
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Function key to toggle Wifi on Dell XPS does not work with Ubuntu 18.04

I've got a Dell XPS 9360 and updated to Ubuntu 18.04. However now the key to toggle Wifi and Bluetooth (Fn+Print) does not work anymore within Gnome. Outside of Gnome the key works, when pressing Fn+...
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Wifi Hard Blocked After Suspend in Ubuntu on GS65

While GS65's wifi module, Killer 1550i(which is roughly Intel 9560), doesn't supported in \~4.17 kernels, I managed to get the wifi working by compiling latest iwlwifi kernel module and including them....
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Wifi connectivity issue in Ubuntu 16.04

I am not able to connect wifi in my laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Can some one let me know what could be the problem? How can I check if my system does not have some software necessary for ...
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wifi module keeps getting soft blocked after reboot

I'm using an Odroid XU4 with their USB WiFi module 4 and the official Odroid distro of Ubuntu 16.04. If I type sudo rfkill unblock wifi into a terminal, everything works fine, but I intend this ...
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WiFi is hard blocked in Ubuntu 17.10

I am completely new to Ubuntu world!! I have been trying to solve the wifi problem for a week without success. 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes I tried to set the device up ...
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Can not enable WiFi in Ubuntu 14.04, Lenovo Yoga 2 11

This topic is beaten all over I know, but for this specific device, everything is extra weird. I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 11 “2-in-1” thing which is alright and has had Linux on it since the day I ...
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rfkill blocks multiple adapters

I have a usb wifi adapter as well as the built in one. When I run rfkill list I get this output: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 9: nfc0: NFC Soft blocked: no ...
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How to rfkill unblock bluetooth ,airplane mode and more.?

In my dell laptop i'm using Ubuntu. I turned off airplane mode.But automatically it will turned on device and bluetooth also not working Wi-Fi mode is automatically disabled am I thinking this ...
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disconnect wireless LAN immediatly after established connection [duplicate]

0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth ...
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Switch between onboard wifi and usb wifi

I'm looking for a way to easily disable the onboard wifi and use a USB wifi card when needed, for example when single is low from the onboard. So, I found the rfkill command which looked perfect, ...
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after rfkill unblock, nmcli still shows wifi device as unavailable

i've been googling this issue for the better part of a day with no success. i'm tring to connect to wifi using nmcli. i've got a connection created using my wifi device: % nmcli c NAME ...
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Unable to switch on wi fi on acer aspire ES 15 with Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I have a dual boot Acer Aspire ES 15 with ubuntu 16.04 and windows7. sometimes i am not able switch on wifi in ubuntu while wifi works perfectly in windows 7. I have to log into windows and then come ...
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Wifi not connecting on Ubuntu after I closed my laptop

Wifi did not connect after I clicked 'suspend', closed my computer, and then opened my computer. I rebooted the computer. I upgraded my ubuntu to Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS but it is still not working. I did ...
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Wifi gets disabled when connecting to a wired network

I have a HP Elitebook 8540w with Ubuntu 16.04. I am trying to share my wireless through ethernet but every time that I connect the ethernet cable the wireless gets disabled. I searched the web for ...
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Wlan can see networks but can't connect to any

I'm aware this has been asked before, but nothing in those replies helped me. I'm using Lubuntu and up to a couple of hours ago everything worked fine (i.e. wifi was up an running). A weird problem ...
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Is it possible to bypass a hardware wifi switch, if `rfkill unblock all` does not work?

Summary I have recently revived an old Sony Vaio VGN-N230E laptop of mine, and installed Linux Mint on it: gctrindade@gctrindade-VGN-N230E ~ $ lsb_release -irc Distributor ID: LinuxMint Release: ...
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Wifi not working after installing Ubuntu 15.10 on Toshiba Satellite S50-B-15N

I'm using a Toshiba Satellite S50-B-15N laptop to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 15.10 for the very first time today and unfortunately the wifi doesn't appear to be working. It ...
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Intel wireless not working at all

To start off I am very new to Ubuntu so when explaining do not use shortcuts please because I will not understand. So I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my Hp Envy and the wireless card is not working. I ...
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I have to issue "rfkill unblock wifi" at every boot

Config: Laptop, standard working wifi card, Ubuntu 14.04 At every boot, Wifi/Wlan is off/SoftBlocked, I can get it to work with the command sudo rfkill unblock wifi but after every reboot I have to ...
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Why my Ubuntu block wlan & how to unblock?

Everytime I boot Ubuntu, my wifi lan is Soft-blocked. ( I did rfkill list, rfkill unblock wlan to verify the case. In addition I note that it is blocked some seconds after boot is finished). how can ...
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Can't turn on wifi in ubuntu 14.04

My computer is an Asus x450j iwconfig shows: eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=16 dBm ...
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cannot unblock wifi hard block with anything on Lenovo x230t

I have tried all solutions found here or on ubuntuforums.com, but no luck whatsoever. It all started very randomly: I had my mother's nokia lumia connect via usb to my lenovo x230t, I disconnected it ...
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why rfkill has 2 entries for each of wlan and bluetooth?

rfkill list all 0: asus_bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 2: asus_wlan: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no ...
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Cannot get wifi to work

Please help trying to get wifi working on my laptop with new ubuntu info is below anita@anita-Presario-CQ57-Notebook-PC:~$ rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: ...
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ASUSPRO 853S, no wifi, rfkill phy0 hard blocked, Centrino Advanced-N 6230

After upgrading from 14.04 to 15.04 wifi is no longer working. Wireless card model: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 kernel module: iwlwifi laptop model: ASUSPRO 853S UPDATE: this is solved (I'm ...
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